Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville

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#14 of 118 in Museums in Georgia
Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. Use our Andersonville travel itinerary planner to visit Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum on your trip to Andersonville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 6, 2017
    A somber reminder of the atrocities of any war. The driving tour of the grounds in sync with the audio recording from the website keeps you engaged and is very informative. We were glad that we had th...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    I'd read the novel "Andersonville" and had some idea of the place, but was still sobered by my visit to the historic site. A self-guided drive around the prison site gives a good idea of its layout. S...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    We arrived here just in time to hear an excellent introductory talk by Wellington, an intern from Gettysburg. He used some sketches or paintings of the prison to give us insight into what it was like ...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    This was an amazing tour! Thank you for saving our history. And telling the story of the men and women who fought for what they believe in! These lives and our history deserve to honored and saved. Enjoy the tour!
  • June 19, 2017
    Have read book titled Anderson very good, brought it all into perspective. Really shows the earthy gritty brutal side of war. Being a military history buff loved the book. Visiting the site tomorrow with my brother n sister.
  • July 3, 2017
    It is a very nice place. The musem is laid out nicely, the grounds are well taken care of, and the restrooms are very clean.
  • May 20, 2017
    Such a beautiful place. Very clean, property is perfectly mowed. The museum has amazing history and a lot of real items to look at.
  • June 12, 2017
    A true treasure for history. The POW museum is very humbling. Thank you to all our veterians who have served.

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